The God of Heaven Will Give You Success
on August 24th, 2019
I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. "What is it you are doing?" they asked. "Are you rebelling against the king?"I answered them by saying, "The Go...  Read More
Sometimes You Have to Be Discreet About Things
on August 23rd, 2019
So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king's letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites.I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days I set out during the night with a f...  Read More
Do You Really Know What You Want?
on August 22nd, 2019
In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, "Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill?" . . . The king said to me, "What is it you want?"Then I prayed to the God of heaven and I answered the king, "If it pleases the king and if your...  Read More
Genuine Repentance Is The Starting Point
on August 21st, 2019
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of Heaven. Then I said:"LORD, the God of Heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, t...  Read More
Are You Burdened By The Plight of Others?
on August 20th, 2019
The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah:In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The...  Read More
Our God Is An Awesome God
on August 19th, 2019
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?Have you not understood since the earth was founded?He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.  . . . "To whom ...  Read More
May You Experience Bountiful Grace
on August 18th, 2019
Praise be to the LORD, the God of our ancestors, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the LORD in Jerusalem in this way and who has extended His good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leaders from Israel to go up with me.  . . . I assembled the...  Read More
Hold on; God is About to Surprise you!
on August 17th, 2019
Now then, Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and you other officials of that province, stay away from there. Do not interfere with the work on this temple of God. Let the governor of the Jews and the Jewish elders rebuild this house of God on its site.Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: Their ex...  Read More
Expect Opposition; But Expect Divine Help
on August 16th, 2019
When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.  . . . When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel, they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, "Let us help you build because, like yo...  Read More
God Will Always Provide For A Divine Vision
on August 15th, 2019
In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:" 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusale...  Read More
We Are Not Greater Than Jesus
on August 14th, 2019
"Students are not greater than their teacher, and slaves are not greater than their master.Students are to be like their teacher, and slaves are to be like their master. And since I, the master of the household, have been called the prince of demons, the members of my household will be called by even worse names! "   Matthew 10:24-25 (NLT) One of the dearest things to us humans is whether or not w...  Read More
God's Word Will Always Be fulfilled
on August 13th, 2019
He (Nebuchadnezzar) carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power.  . . . In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to...  Read More